The heart of the Bewator Entro system is the segment controller, which in this new release has been redesigned to operate as a stand alone system without the need of a PC connection, plus the following features: 2 port LAN on every controller Fully mirrored database Secure & encrypted Internet reservation Entro 5 is the next generation of Bewator’s popular Entro access control system. Since the first version was launched in 1997, over 5,000 Bewator Entro systems have been installed, securing more than 50,000 doors worldwide - making it one of the most popular access control systems on the market today. Industry leading functionality Simple set up & maintenance Open network – allows integration to 3rd party systems Online & internet reservation function – extremely useful for booking facilities e.g. leisure Global anti pass back, roll call, lift & machine functions and lots more. . . The flexibility of Bewator Entro has lead it to become the access control solution of choice for a wide range of developments, from commercial offices, retail outlets and public buildings to manufacturing and recreational facilities.Add to Compare
Entro Lite offers a cost effective solution for small businesses that have a minimal number of doors to control, but who still value the importance of high-level security. The new addition to the Entro range provides users with high flexibility and real value for money, combined with the ease of installation and up-grade path to Entro. Use Entro Lite as a single door stand-alone access control solution (up to 2 readers per controller). All the programming is carried out via the internal keypad with no need for shadow cards, making system set up simple and quick.Upgrade a standalone Entro Lite controller to a small networked system (up to 8 doors) by simply moving up a jumper, giving PC control via a RS485/USB converter.Further upgrade to a full Entro 5 system can be achieved by inserting a segment controller into the system, the cardholder database can then be imported from the Entro Lite system to the fully featured Entro 5 system without ANY equipment redundancy. When the Entro Lite door controller is being used as a stand-alone unit, the card controller DC800 is installed in a split configuration, enabling the DC800 to be mounted indoors in a protected environment whilst the actual card reader can be mounted outdoors. It is also possible to connect two card readers for both entry and exit (BCLINK Only).The Entro Lite system is PC-based and can be easily adjusted to meet individual security requirements, making the administration of cards and tags much quicker. The software also provides an overview of all events occurring and the card readers.Entro Lite enables end users to customise their security requirements, including varying levels of security depending on the time of day and whether the system rfequires two card readers for both entry and exit. The Entro Lite controller can be used with all Siemens readers, including the Siemens long- range technology and AVI loop, also any third party clock & data or 26 and 34 bit Wiegand readers.Add to Compare
The PoE Ultra hardware in Vanderbilt’s ACT controllers ensures support for all power requirements. This includes local door accessories and components such as card readers, door locks and request to exit buttons. PoE Ultra ensures that all of this is accomplished without the need for additional Power Supply Units (PSUs). Essentially, this saves the system user time and money. Moreover, as this is all powered over the Ethernet, it translates to less cabling and more convenience for installers too. This is an important feature for installers because when a system is fast to install and more straightforward to set-up and quote, it removes the complexity from access control and allows installers to get more done, more efficiently, and in less time. This ultimately benefits their business and their bottom line. The new PoE Ultra feature, alongside the ACT access control software’s existing integration with Vanderbilt’s award-winning SPC intrusion system, a rules mapping engine, and a smartphone app, simply adds to this concept. Vanderbilt’s core aim has always been to put customers first. We believe PoE Ultra controller has a firm grip on this mantra, as it plays to pain points of both system users and installers. As we continue to develop and evolve new generations of security products, our focus will remain on striving to be a partner that is flexible to customer requirements and adaptable to meet the ever-changing needs of the market.Add to Compare
Entro Lite offers a cost effective solution for small businesses that have a minimal number of doors to control, but who still value the importance of high-level security. The new addition to the Entro range, the DC800 controller, provides users with high flexibility and real value for money, combined with the ease of installation and up-grade path to Entro. Use Entro Lite as a single door stand-alone access control solution (up to 2 readers per controller). All the programming is carried out via the internal keypad with no need for shadow cards, making system set up simple and quick. Upgrade a standalone Entro Lite controller to a small networked system (up to 8 doors) by simply moving up a jumper, giving PC control via a RS485/USB converter. Further upgrade to a full Entro 5 system can be achieved by inserting a segment controller into the system, the cardholder database can then be imported from the Entro Lite system to the fully featured Entro 5 system without ANY equipment redundancy. When the Entro Lite door controller is being used as a stand-alone unit, the card controller DC800 is installed in a split configuration, enabling the DC800 to be mounted indoors in a protected environment whilst the actual card reader can be mounted outdoors. It is also possible to connect two card readers for both entry and exit (BCLINK Only). The Entro Lite system is PC-based and can be easily adjusted to meet individual security requirements, making the administration of cards and tags much quicker. The software also provides an overview of all events occurring and the card readers. Entro Lite enables end users to customise their security requirements, including varying levels of security depending on the time of day and whether the system requires two card readers for both entry and exit. The DC800 Entro Lite controller can be used with all Siemens readers, including the Siemens long- range technology and AVI loop; also any third party clock & data or 26 and 34 bit Wiegand readers.Add to Compare
ACT presents the ACTpro 3000 card access controller, their very popular TCP/IP based controller suitable for the most demanding access control solutions. The features of the ACTpro 3000 include:Built-in TCP/IP 30,000 Users 1,000 User Groups 256 Time Zones 5,000 Log Events Timed Anti-Passback Flash Upgradeable 2 doors - expandable to 16 doors via Door Stations (ACTpro 100) Operates Standalone or networkable up to 1,000 doors in conjunction with ACTWin Pro PC software Attractive and robust polycarbonate housing designed for ease of installation DDA CompliantAdd to Compare
8 onboard zones 8 Areas, 2 partitions for each Area 3 programmable outputs, including 1 relay output, 2 MOS outputs Outputs operation follows system events, zone events, Area, Link events and timer schedule 100 users with 8 authority levels for users(Supervisor, Manager, Master, User, Temporary, Duress, Patrol and Technician) 1000 events log 8 independent timers for automatic control Up to 8 keypads (ARK30C) 1 case tamper and 1 leave-wall tamper supported Supports more than 11 zone types 7 sorts of zone terminations, including NO, NC, EOL, 2EOL, 3EOL, Interial type and Impulse type EOL resistance configurable (2K7, 4K7 or 6K8) Built-in 10/100M self-adaptive Ethernet interface 2 RS485 ports can be used to connect with keypads and other modules 3 telephone numbers for monitor station(PSTN), 8 numbers for vocal message, 8 numbers for SMS Combined with additional PSTN modules (ARA58-P) for dialling to the digital receiver in the CMS, transmitting CID protocol Combined with additional GPRS/GSM modules (ARA58-G-EN or ARA58-G-IT) to receive SMS notifications and remotely control, as well as receiving voice event messaging and remotely control by full voice menu guide Cellular backup in case of IP network failure with GPRS/GSM Modules App DMSS to push alarm message and remotely control Firmware upgrade with a PC using Alarm Config softwareAdd to Compare
The ACTpro 3200 from ACT is a 4-door controller housed inside a metal cabinet, complete with a 3 amp monitored power supply and a cable management system. This 4-door controller is expandable to up to 16 doors using ACTpro door stations and it has all the features of the ACTpro 3000 two door controller combined with the ACTpro 200 two door station.ApplicationsUse when installation space is limitedUse in situations when a built-in power supply unit is preferredUse when monitoring of the power supply and battery state is preferredUse when the preference is for metal housing with tamper monitoringUse for large installationsFeatures3 Amp Regulated Power Supply with battery backup provision. Space for two 7Ahr batteries (not included).Connection to PC over TCP/IP or RS232/RS485Steel Cabinet (thickness 1.2mm) with hinged lidMonitored power supply with automatic battery testDeep-Discharge protection of batteries30,000 users1,024 user groupsPC connection using the built in TCP / IP or serial (RS232) port or RS485 (RS485 to serial converter required)"Clock & Data" and "Wiegand" format readersSupports ACTpro-X & 3rd party readersMemory card slot allows additional functionality: door plan, extra user rights, distributed intelligenceMonitored tamperProgrammable inputs & outputsEach door has a 5amp, 30 volt DC lock relay and a 1amp, 24 volt DC alarm relayFuse blown LED indicationMains fault indicationMonitored and reported alert notifications on Controller LCD and ACTWin softwareAdd to Compare
A radically simple Security Management Platform From May 13 to 16 Nedap attended the 40th edition of IFSEC International. A lot of professionals in the security management industry came to IFSEC to be informed about new trends and solutions in the security industry. Nedap Security Management showed the world’s smartest security solution: AEOS. It’s all about the user The security management system AEOS can easily converge into the IT domain of enterprises. The result is that systems increase and are fully integrated and managed and consulted by a growing number of users. At the stand of Nedap, visitors could see how this all can be managed by AEOS. AEOS is a user friendly security management system which combines access control, video, lockers and intrusion detection on one security controller. You find all the functionality you need to control risks on this security controller, which makes the system supremely scalable and flexible, and reduces costs. As AEOS is the most user friendly security management system in the market, Nedap focused on making life easy for visitors of IFSEC. They could enjoy a fresh cup of coffee from our barista at the stand while they were informed about the latest developments of Nedap Security Management and AEOS. Advanced integrations Management of security has never been easier, thanks to the simple AEOS user interface. Visitors could experience the ease of use by handing out access cards at our AEOS reception desk. Depending the given authorisations these cards were used for the Fastlane turnstile, SALTO and Assa Abloy locks, our lockers, our graphical alarm handler and a series of readers on the stand: just a way to show how simple integration with AEOS is thanks to using open IT standards. Besides that, visitors had the opportunity to experience a live demo of AEOS with different functionalities like the graphical alarm handler, video and AEOS 3.0. Last, but not least we showed our AEOS intrusion detection, which is EN50131, grade 3 certified.Add to Compare
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Though many office workers across the globe have found themselves working remotely for the past year, we are seeing a bit of a silver lining, as vaccine rollouts hint at a return to some pre-pandemic sense of normalcy. However, while some of us might opt for a fully-remote work life, others are anticipating a hybrid solution. Even before the pandemic, offices were taking a new, more open layout approach—moving past the days of cubicles and small office configurations. Going forward, offices and other workspaces will be tasked with supporting a hybrid work solution, as well as increasing hygiene measures. Video intercom solution This is where an IP video intercom solution can assist. Below are four ways they can help usher in a smarter, safer work environment: Video intercoms assist in creating a more hygienic work environment - The outbreak of COVID-19 has raised awareness of germs and just how easily a virus can be transmitted by face-to-face contact. Germ barriers are popping up in many aspects of our daily lives, where we were not likely to see them before Unfortunately, the door is also the easiest of these germ barriers to breach As such, we’re becoming accustomed to seeing plexiglass barriers at restaurants, grocery stores, and even coffee shops. However, many don’t realise that one of the best germ barriers is a simple door. Unfortunately, the door is also the easiest of these germ barriers to breach. All it takes is a knock or a doorbell ring to make us open our germ barrier and be face-to-face with whomever is on the other side. Increasing hygiene safety A simple step to increase hygiene safety and visitor security in commercial buildings and workspaces is an IP video intercom. Installing a video intercom will allow staff to see and speak with visitors without breaching that all-important germ barrier. A video intercom system provides a first line of defence, enabling the user to visually confirm the identity of the person on the other side of the door first before granting access. It can also be used to make sure proper procedures are being followed before a person is allowed to enter, such as using hand sanitiser, wearing a mask, and following social distancing guidelines. Basic security needs A major topic of conversation the past year has been how to manage occupancy in all facilities Video intercoms for occupancy management and basic security - A major topic of conversation the past year has been how to manage occupancy in all facilities—ranging from grocery stores and retail shops to restaurants and commercial buildings. Workspaces and offices are no exception. A video intercom provides a quick and convenient method of seeing who, or what, is on the unsecure side of the door before opening. For basic security needs, if a business has a door opening into an alley, a video intercom would be used to ensure no one is waiting outside to force their way in when the door is opened. Personal protection equipment Such solutions can also be used to ensure a person is carrying proper credentials, or wearing proper personal protection equipment (PPE), before entering a sensitive area. For example, if a lab has a room which can only be accessed by two persons at a time wearing specific protective gear, a video intercom could ensure each person is properly equipped, before allowing access that particular room. Additionally, for office or workspaces that have shared common areas, such as a cafeteria, gym or even conference rooms, managing access to these spaces will remain a priority, especially with post-pandemic restrictions in place. Video intercoms are a comprehensive safety and security tool for any workspace Deliveries of packages, work-related materials, or even food are common in any office or workspace. Video intercoms can assist in facilitating safe deliveries by visually and audibly confirming the identity of the individual. The visitor could be your next big client, your lunch delivery, a fellow employee with a faulty access card, or your mail. Video intercoms are a comprehensive safety and security tool for any workspace. Visitor management systems Video intercoms provide a cost-effective solution in small to mid-sized office facilities - One significant advantage of video intercom systems is the variety of applications available. Systems range from simple one-to-one video intercoms, to buzz-in systems, to full-fledged visitor management systems in mixed-use buildings. While they might lack the resources and manpower many enterprises have, small-to medium-sized offices can also take steps to ensure the safety of their staff and customers. Like any business, controlling who comes into the building is a primary way of maintaining safety. Video intercoms work in conjunction with access control systems to provide an identifying view of visitors or employees with lost or missing credentials. They allow staff to both see and hear those on the unsecured side of the door to determine intent before granting access. Most quality video intercoms will provide a clear enough image to allow an identification card to be read by holding it close to the lens, adding another opportunity to verify identity. Touchless intercom activation One major trend is the option of providing a touchless door activation Video intercoms provide a touchless option - Even prior to COVID-19, one major trend is the option of providing a touchless door activation or touchless intercom activation of a video intercom for those without proper credentials. Though touchless isn’t a new solution to the access control market, the pandemic introduced a renewed focus on these types of solutions to provide hygienic access to visitors. For offices and other workspaces looking to make investments into post-pandemic solutions to assist in reopening, touchless can support these efforts. When it comes to smart, secure workspaces, many people think instantly of cameras or monitors, access control, and alarm systems. Proper access credentials However, video intercoms are often the missing piece of a building’s security puzzle. A video intercom provides an identifying view that is not always available from a camera covering a large area. They allow those without proper access credentials a method of requesting entry, and just like cameras, they can be activated by alarms to allow staff to clearly see and communicate. If a workspace or office is important enough to be secure, it’s important enough to be sure of who is there before the door is opened. In 2021, it’s not enough to ensure the physical security of your staff and visitors, but also to ensure they are accessing a hygienic environment. Video intercoms provide that security and peace of mind.
In a world forever changed by the coronavirus pandemic, companies worldwide are now expanding their concept of physical security to best safeguard their facilities and employees. Few incidents have had as much of an impact on businesses globally as the COVID-19 pandemic; much of the world is still struggling to contain COVID-19, navigating the lasting effects and exploring what the “new normal” looks like. While some organisations are still engaged primarily in “anywhere operations”, i.e. remote work, many organisations are implementing strategic physical security solutions that better protect everyone through the use of video surveillance technology and advanced intelligence capabilities. As this new normal takes hold within the business environment, security strategies will largely be centered around several key initiatives like access control, people counting, occupancy controls, temperature screening, contact tracing, and reducing office touch points. With the use of a video management system (VMS) in the shadow of COVID-19, occupancy data from a VMS can trigger a lockdown and not permit new entrants until the occupancy drops below a certain threshold; this is significantly useful for organisations that have returned to in-person work. But there’s a caveat: though many legacy security systems are being re-evaluated to allow for touchless or frictionless access control — a move designed to eliminate the need for employees and visitors to physically touch a surface when using an access control system — upgrading the outdated technologies can be cumbersome and expensive, especially for organizations that had not planned for an interruption like the pandemic. Security contractors will be vital So, what is the solution? Security contractors will play a vital role in helping end-users across a range of vertical markets — large and small — to achieve their goals in the new paradigm. For some, this may mean leveraging existing access control and video surveillance systems with upgrades where needed. For others, an entire overhaul is made possible with budget friendly solutions for businesses to migrate to integrated access control through end-to-end security solutions that tie into existing infrastructures without major disruptions (meaning the organisation will never be left vulnerable). Cybersecurity is becoming even more intertwined with physical security There is massive transformation occurring in the security industry, most notably the movement to digitise physical access and integrate it with video management systems and surveillance. This shift means that cybersecurity is becoming even more intertwined with physical security, allowing organisations the ability to correlate the metadata of people’s behaviors and activities — a plus point for those looking to remain vigilant against future pandemic-esque business interruptions. Access, video, and audio are converging into consolidated platforms. Due to lower costs and pairings with IP-based, wireless infrastructure, there are infinite solution configurations. IT security requirements are beginning to apply to physical security because of this integrated infrastructure. Multi-factor authentication The security industry is also beginning to see a trend of multi-factor authentication, which is going to dominate in the days to come as it makes solutions more reliable. Most people carry smartphones these days, which have green check communication capabilities that allow easy multi-factor authentication. Costs are going down, and algorithms are getting better, making more people willing to try it. Some new solutions have both the fingerprint reader and a camera for facial biometrics Some new solutions have both the fingerprint reader and a camera for facial biometrics. Cameras and CCD modules cost almost nothing, and they do not have to be super high-end anymore, especially if organisations are doing one-to-one verification. It’s not just about security now; it is security, health, and safety. Access control with video, intelligent readers, and credentials is a perfect platform for next generation solutions.
Access control and door entry is a huge responsibility, and challenge, for local authorities and housing associations UK wide. For councils, they’re accountable for the security and safety of many public facilities such as leisure centres, libraries as well as residential housing developments which are often large scale and home to hundreds of people. Housing associations manage affordable rental housing which also means they’re responsible for the appropriate access control management for each individual house or flat. Technology developments have enabled better entry systems that are far more secure yet also more convenient and easier to manage. For example, with modern intercom and access control systems, remote management and communication is something that offers local authorities and housing associations features that enable them to reduce costs and cut their carbon footprints by managing multiple sites from one place. On the other hand, such technological innovation has meant that local authority and housing association specifiers and consultants now have a wide range of systems and products to choose from which can cause issues in ensuring the right system for a specific building or development is chosen. Choosing an appropritate access control system In choosing an appropriate system, local authorities and housing associations need to opt for a cost effective solution that can be easily maintained with excellent support from the manufacturer and guarantees that the system and system parts will remain supported for the duration of its expected life cycle. It is also important that the chosen system is flexible to cater for the varying needs of the tenants and visitors. Of increasing importance is the reduction of anti-social behaviour which new technology can help by providing the use of data loggers which track the use and events of a door entry system, allowing specific evidence to be located by integrating with CCTV. Using technology to our advantage Through advancements in management systems and services, we can gain a much better visual representation of the events and general usage of an intercom entry system and not just its proximity access control. Systems, for example, can now send email alarms or notifications to the administrator or management. We are now able to modify user rights and access levels on the go from a mobile app which enables a much greater control over service and maintenance engineers, such as making sure they have full access when required via an app, rather than arriving to site with the incorrect keys or access fob. Systems, for example, can now send email alarms or notifications to the administrator or management Dealing with tenant’s lost and stolen keys has never been so easy either. The blocking or deletion of lost fobs and adding a new fob can be carried out in minutes while at the same time removing the cost of sending an engineer to the development to programme new fobs. This greatly reduces the carbon footprint of the whole task as fobs can now be sent out via post to a secure location for collection. Technology has also helped local authorities and housing associations to overcome the issue of not being able to have a concierge or building manager available 24/7 at some developments. Now with internet communication, it’s possible for tenants and visitors to get in touch with someone should they need assistance, whether that’s from within the apartment or from an entrance point. For example, lets take the Videx VX2200 with IP concierge integration. This system is exceptionally flexible, enabling calls to be answered on Videx intercoms and also mobile phones if required. With the integration of the IP concierge each block can be either standalone or networked via the internet back to a central control room. Reduced maintenance costs and carbon footprint We work with a wide range of local authorities and housing associations to help them overcome access control and door entry challenges. One organisation we have recently partnered with is The Living Group to help them greatly reduce their maintenance costs and carbon footprint by installing the MiAccess offline proximity system on many of their developments across the North East. Technology developments have enabled better entry systems that are far more secure yet also more convenient and easier to manage By installing an appropriate system, The Living Group has managed to overcome issues caused by the existing system’s limitations and also enabled much more flexibility when it comes to effectively managing the access control system of all their included developments. For those responsible for effective and appropriate access control, the management of the systems are easier, quicker and there’s no delay or on-going costs for needing a specialist programme to modify fobs and access rights as this can now all carried out in-house. Improved security legislation Further advancements in programmes such as Secured by Design (SBD), a police initiative that improves the security of buildings and their immediate surroundings to provide safe places to live, work and visit, means that there’s more security legislation being implemented that’s making intercoms and access control more secure, without affecting ease and convenience. Videx holds an SBD accreditation and we know, from first-hand experience, how it’s making a difference in keeping tenants safe. When you combine the safety features promoted by an SBD member company like ourselves with the likes of the Videx event logging, image capture and ability to modify access users on the go, for example, we can help to create a very safe and secure environment. Personally, I think there needs to be a greater emphasis on the role of security legislation Technology has completely transformed the way local authorities and housing association are able to choose, install and manage door entry and access control systems for tenants and visitors alike. Personally, I think there needs to be a greater emphasis on the role of security legislation such as Secured by Design to ensure all councils and housing association consultants are up to date with what constitutes a robust and secure system that’s also cost effective too. In my role, I see weaknesses in systems and constant ongoing costs that could easily be avoided. For instance, features such as timed remote entry means local authority and housing association management no longer need to worry about keys being lost, the wrong keys being supplied or locks needing to be changed. With new systems such as the Videx MiAccess and Videx WS4 range, we can help to massively reduce a housing association’s or council’s carbon footprint and engineer costs by allowing them the access to management and control from an offsite location. Crime prevention We can also use live and logged events to help prevent crime in different ways, from antisocial behaviour growing around a tenant being called or visited much more regularly than others, to knowing a tenant is currently still living at a property but isn’t paying rent or answering to any correspondence. Technology enables local authorities and housing associations to receive detailed data and therefore behavioural insights on the people under their management and care. If consultants and specifiers are advised on the most appropriate systems that meet their specific entry needs, they can ensure greater, safer and more convenient access control that meets the requirements of both the end user and the those responsible for its effective management.
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